Fortnite Player Shows Trick to Stay Alive Infinitely Even After Being Knock Down

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Epic Games

A Fortnite player recently showed a very simple but almost unknown trick to stay alive even after being knocked down.

Fortnite is a 100 player Battle Royale game developed by Epic Games. At the beginning of a game, 100 players drop from a Bus and land at different spots of their choosing. The goal of the players is to fight other players, knock them down and be the last one standing.

Similar to all other Battle Royale games, Fortnite has a “Downed But Not Out” mechanic. According to the Fortnite wiki, DBNO means an intermediate near elimination state a player can enter when they run out of health. This mechanic provides allies a chance to revive their teammates.

A knocked-out player will slump on the ground and be unable to use weapons, items. Additionally, their movement is severely limited to a state of a crawl. A red “tenacity” gauge will show the time remaining before a knocked-down player is eliminated.

But recently a Reddit user found a cheeky way to bypass this timer and stay alive indefinitely in Fortnite chapter 3.

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How to Stay Alive even after Being Knocked Down:

u/madelrush recently shared a video on FortniteBR showcasing a simple trick that players can use to stay alive. In the video, we see madelrush get knocked down by an enemy squad. Luckily he was near a mending machine and crawled toward it.

We then see madelrush use the mending machine to receive patch-ups and extend his survival time indefinitely.

This feature was apparently added in Fortnite Chapter 3. Players can now use the mending machine even when knocked down.

Hopefully, this simple trick saves your life the next time you are knocked down and your friend needs a little more time to come and revive you.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.